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Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings

HealthStream

21 Ratings

Adobe Captivate

86 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

HealthStream

21 Ratings
Score 7.2 out of 101

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Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate really excels at providing tools to create interactive, electronic learning sessions. We were able to create electronic training modules on how to use a Joomla based CMS system as well as with procedures for handling data forms. It was also helpful for creating short videos with screenshots for help guides. Perhaps the one area where the program might not excel as well would be with paper based instructions or training documents. Adobe Indesign or other programs are much more feature rich for documentation creation.
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HealthStream

It is extremely helpful for assigning learning opportunities to staff members. You can easily choose which assignments are necessary for which roles and departments. If items should be revisited annually you can easily configure that setting so the course reassigns each year. This feature is super helpful for compliance measures. It is not practical if hands on learning is required. In healthcare there are many things that can be addressed via HealthStream but you have to understand the limits - we wouldn't teach CPR via an online module
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Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

Adobe Captivate
7.4
HealthStream
Course authoring
Adobe Captivate
8.3
HealthStream
Course catalog or library
Adobe Captivate
7.0
HealthStream
Player/Portal
Adobe Captivate
7.7
HealthStream
Learning content
Adobe Captivate
7.0
HealthStream
Mobile friendly
Adobe Captivate
7.3
HealthStream
Progress tracking & certifications
Adobe Captivate
9.0
HealthStream
Assignments
Adobe Captivate
6.5
HealthStream
Learning administration
Adobe Captivate
8.0
HealthStream
Learning reporting & analytics
Adobe Captivate
6.0
HealthStream

Onboarding

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.3
New hire portal
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Compliance tracking and reporting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
8.0

Performance and Goals

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.1
Corporate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.3
Subordinate goal setting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Individual goal setting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.3
Performance tracking
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.3

Performance Management

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.1
Performance plans
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.5
Plan weighting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Performance improvement plans
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.3
Review status tracking
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.3
Rater nomination workflow
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.0
Review reminders
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.0
Workflow restrictions
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Multiple review frequency
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.7

Succession Planning

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.0
Create succession plans/pools
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Candidate ranking
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate search
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Candidate development
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Company Website Posting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Publish to Social Media
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Job Search Site Posting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Customized Application Form
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.5
Resume Management
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Candidate Search
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.5
Applicant Tracking
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.5
Collaboration
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
5.0
Task Creation and Delegation
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
6.0
Email Templates
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
User Permissions
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.5
Notifications and Alerts
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0
Reporting
Adobe Captivate
HealthStream
7.0

Pros

  • Adobe Captivate records screen shots click-by-click. This allows us to control exactly what steps the users see.
  • Adobe Captivate allows voice-over dubbing. This feature lets us narrate the steps people need to take to learn the products we are covering.
  • Adobe Captivate allows closed captioning. This lets us add voice-over narration, but also allows users to turn off the sound and read the instructions. Many users participate in training from a cubicle where sound travels too broadly to listen to the voice narration.
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  • Providing detailed scenarios of realistic situations you may be in.
  • Providing up-to-date changes in healthcare safety.
  • Listing your legal obligations and bounds as well as what is appropriate behavior for certain healthcare departments.
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Cons

  • The learning curve for adding and manipulation effects can be quite steep. If I haven't used Captivate in a while, it takes several minutes to remember how things work.
  • Audio editing could be improved by making it easier to place edit markers without having to pause the play cursor at a given spot.
  • Recording new audio or video to an existing presentation makes my Captivate crash. I've had to record audio in a separate program and import as media. Fixing this bug would be very helpful.
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  • Hard to get started.
  • Too many steps to verify course completion.
  • User's homepage is unclear and confusing.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate10.0
Based on 2 answers
There is no doubt in my mind that we will be using Adobe Captivate for years to come. There are so many uses for the software that we are just scratching the surface. The more we use it, the better it gets. This is a great option for anyone looking for an eLearning authoring tool.
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HealthStream7.2
Based on 11 answers
The organization I work with has a different LMS system called Vivid. It is very limited in its capability. We can only select the training modules they have on file. We cannot upload anything we create ourselves. I think that was HealthStream's strength. If I wanted to use what I created, their IT team worked with us to make sure it was implemented/worked properly.
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Usability

Adobe Captivate8.0
Based on 2 answers
Adobe Captivate does take some getting used to. There are features that are much more convoluted than they need to be, but overall it is a great product with a some excellent features. Being in a pretty small market, Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline dominate the space. They are not the same software, but allow for eLearning authoring. Each has their benefit and their downside, but, for me, Adobe Captivate edges out Storyline.
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Support

Adobe Captivate10.0
Based on 1 answer
Every issue I have ever had was handled with care and quite thoroughly. After the initial conversation on the phone, I received frequent emails letting me know what they were working on, and also received follow up phone calls. After I found the resolution, I got one more call to ensure everything was working properly. The follow up was quite surprising.
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HealthStream9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to get support when needed regarding Healthstream issues
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Alternatives Considered

I have used Lectora and Storyline. All of these authoring tools have their pros and cons. Lectora: great for adding custom UI to a course, or branching. Can be complicated to learn though. Storyline: probably the easiest tool of the three to use. Can be limited. Captivate: excellent at screen recording and grabbing screenshots and making simulations/demos. Difficult to do a custom UI
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It stacks up okay against other systems but is not exceptional. I did not have a role in selecting HealthStream as it was already in implementation at the time of my hiring.
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Return on Investment

  • It has enabled us to tailor our courses to the authoring tool that our client wants to use.
  • It lets us work with more clients.
  • It gives us more options in terms of authoring.
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  • I really do not see very good ROI, the product was not used efficiently and it was too difficult to use efficiently.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

HealthStream

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details